Conference News

    “Conference News,” Friend, May 2016, 3–4

    Conference News

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    Four New Temples

    President Thomas S. Monson

    President Monson announced new temples in four countries. What are they? Check your answers below.

    Belém, B __ __ Z __ __

    Quito, E __ __ __ D __ __

    Lima, P__ __ U

    Harare, Z __ __ B __ __ W __

    Your Helping Hands

    Sister Cheryl A. Esplin

    In the women’s session, Sister Cheryl A. Esplin talked about the helping hands that children sent to the Friend last year. The hands are on display in the Church Office Building until July!

    Meet Our New Primary Leaders

    A new Primary general presidency was sustained this conference!

    Sister Joy D. Jones

    Sister Joy D. Jones

    General President of the Primary

    • Loves eating popcorn and having popcorn parties with her family.

    • Carried stacks of library books home to read before school and on weekends.

    • Studied home and family sciences in college.

    Sister Jean B. Bingham

    Sister Jean B. Bingham

    First Counselor, Primary General Presidency

    • In grade school she raised chickens and sold eggs.

    • Studied education in college and served a mission in Portugal.

    • Loves to scuba dive, ski, hike, and meet people around the world.

    Sister Bonnie H. Cordon

    Sister Bonnie H. Cordon

    Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency

    • By the time she was seven, she had lived in four U.S. states!

    • Loves to climb trees, watch birds, and collect interesting rocks.

    • Studied teaching in college and enjoys helping children learn English as a second language.

    A Worldwide Challenge

    Elder Patrick Kearon

    There are about 60 million refugees who have had to leave their homes. Half of them are children. Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy told us how we can help:

    • Lend a hand.

    • Be a friend.

    • Donate things they need.

    A Special Choir

    Girls and women from more than 50 countries sang in the women’s session. Some are refugees who had to find safety in a new country. They sang beautifully!

    Conference Quotes

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    “Our Savior, the Good Shepherd, knows and loves us.”

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

    Elder Dale G. Renlund

    “The sacrament truly helps us know our Savior.”

    Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    Sister Neill F. Marriott

    “Primary girls and boys, is there someone in your family who needs your love and kindness?”

    Sister Neill F. Marriott, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency

    • Answers: Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Zimbabwe